Academic Staff

  17 Jan 2017

Chuks Israel OGBONNAYA

 

chuks isreal OgbonnayaName: Chuks Israel OGBONNAYA

Rank:     Professor

Area of Specialization     Plant Ecology

Academic Qualifications:     B.Sc. (Nigeria), M.Sc. (Ibadan), Ph.D. (University of Port Harcourt)

Email  chuksisrael.ogbonnaya@abiastateuniversity.edu.ng

Research Collaborations       

  1. Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)–With Research visit to ‘’Centre of Excellence in the South, CNPAB/EMBRAPA, Seropedica, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL’’(April – June, 1997) – Associate Member.
  2. Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).‘’Under the staff Exchange Programme. Hosted by Faculty of Forestry, UniversitiPertanian Malaysia’’, MALAYSIA (1991) – Visiting Fellow.
  3. African Academy of Sciences (AAS). Under the‘’Scheme of Capacity Building on Forestry Research’’(1996) – Research Grantee
  4. Association of African Universities (AAU) “Network on Graduate Research and Training on Semi-arid Agriculture” involving 5 other Universities in the West African Sub-region (2001), Project Leader.
  5. Research Centre for the Study of Amelioration of Plants Adaptation to Drought (CERAAS), Thies, Senegal (Centre d’Etudepour l’Amelioration de Reserche a la Secheresse (CERAAS), Senegal, (July – Nov, 1996) – Research Fellow
  6. West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD), Dakar, Senegal– (1997 – 2000) – Regional Expert
  7. CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation),Wageningen, TheNetherlands.The CTA/ABSU Scientific collaboration for a Sub-regional Workshop titled ‘’Sub-regional workshop for West and Central Africa on Analyzing the Agricultural Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) System’’Umuahia, 8 – 12 August 2005 –Consultant.
  8. CTA (Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.The ‘’Sub-Regional Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Agricultural Science, Science and Technology Innovation (ASTI) Systems’’, 8 – 12October, 2007.Tamarin Hotel Ltd, Lagos, Nigeria. Project Ref. No. 3-7-33-302-9/jaf/uez – Consultant
  9. CTA (Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.Under the ‘’Sub-Regional Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop on Agricultural Science, Science and Technology Innovation (ASTI) Systems’’.24 – 28 August, 2009. Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja, Nigeria.Project Ref. No. 3-7-33-303-9/JAF/UEZ) – Consultant.
  10. CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.On the‘’Review of the Outreach and Impact of Selected CTA Projects, Products and Services (INFOIR 2) – Nigeria’’.Project Ref. No. 4-7-41-402-9/CW/Empe. – Lead National Consultant.
  11. CTA (Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.Under the ‘’Yam Agricultural, Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Systems, Southeast Nigeria: A Case Study’’.Project Ref.No. 3 – 7 – 33 – 303 –Consultant
  12. European Commission Research Proposal Evaluation:Regional Panel Under ‘’INCO Specific Measures (call FP6-2004-INCO-Dev-3), for Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries)’’, Brussels, Belgium, 7 – 11 November 2005 – Expert Evaluator

 Awards     

  1. Long Service Award: Awarded by Abia State University for meritorious and dedicated service to the university, (1981 – 2002).
  2. Patron, Catholic Youth Organization of Nigeria, Okigwe Zone. In recognition of contribution to Catholic Church and the organization. (2003)
  3. Certificate of Honour by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abia State University Branch. In recognition of my contributions towards the uplifting of the welfare of academics, defence of ideals of the Union at both the Branch and National levels and commitment to a better Abia State University in particular and Nigerian University System in general. 18th day of May, 2000.
  4. Certificate of Honour by West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (CORAF/WECARD),), Dakar, Senegal (May 2010). An award in the acknowledgement of my contribution to the Development of Agricultural Research Cooperation in West and Central Africa,
  5. Ikenga Achievement Award by the Students’ Union Government (SUG) of Abia State University, Uturu in Recognition of achievements in life and service to humanity. SUG 2002/2003 Session.

Membership to Professional Bodies

Member, Botanical Association of Nigeria (BOSON)

Current Research Interest

Autecological studies of fibre plants of pulp and paper importance.

Selected Publications

Books

  1. Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Onuoha, O. (2016). The Footprints of a Giant: Professor Chibuzo Ogbuagu, Vice Chancellor, Abia State University, 2010 – 2015. Dawn Functions Publishers, Enugu, Nigeria.
  2. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2012). Plant is Paper: The Custodian of Knowledge (‘’OsisibuIhie’’).12th Inaugural Lecture Series, Abia State University.Abia State University Press, Uturu, Abia State, Nigeria.
  3. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2012). Handbook of Biometry and Experimental Design.Whytem Publisher, Okigwe.
  4. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2012). Vascular Plants: An Introduction. Liu House of Excellence Venture, Owerri, Nigeria.

5.Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Onyike, N. B. (2001). Modern Text in History and Philosophy of Science. Crystal Publishers, Owerri, 479pp.

 Chapter in Referred Books

  1. Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Nnadi, J. N. (2001). General Introduction to Science and Technology in the Society and in the Service of Man (pp: 1 – 10). In: Modern Text in History and Philosophy of Science:  (C. I. Ogbonnaya and N. B. Onyike, Eds.).  Crystal Publishers, Owerri, Nigeria.
  2. Ogbonnaya, C. I., Nnadi, J. N., Chiemeka, I. U. and Obodo, G. A. (2001). Historical and Philosophical Development of major branches of Science (pp. 196 – 223). In:Modern Text in History and Philosophy of Science (C. I. Ogbonnaya and N. B. Onyike, Eds).  Crystal Publishers, Owerri, Nigeria.
  3. Ogbonnaya, C. I.and Onwuegbuche, A. A. (2001). Evolution of Scientific Methods (pp 224 – 241). In:Modern Text in History and Philosophy of Science (C. I. Ogbonnaya and N. B. Onyike, Eds.). Crystal Publishers, Owerri, Nigeria.
  4. Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Mbakwe, R. and Nkaa, F. A. (2001). Forest: Its Role, Losses and Products. (pp 365 – 378). In: Modern Text in History and Philosophy of Science (C. I. Ogbonnaya and N. B. Onyike, Eds). Crystal Publishers, Owerri, Nigeria.

Articles in Learned Journals

  1. Umeoka, N. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2016). Effects of seed size and sowing depth on seed germination and seedling growth of Telfairiaoccidentalis Hook f.). International Journal of Chemical Engineering & Biological Sciences (IJACEBS), 3(2): 201 – 207.
  2. Ogbuehi, H. C., Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Ezeibekwe, I. O. (2014). Study of root growth parameters of plants (Glycine max L., Vigna subterranean L. and Zea mays L.) in diesel oil polluted soil. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences, 3(1): 287 – 293.
  3. Ogbuehi, H. C., Ogbonnaya, C. I., Ezeibekwe, I. O. and Ukaoma, A. A. (2014). Dose-response of plants (Glycine max L., Vigna subterranean L. and Zea mays L.) in diesel oil polluted soil. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences, 3(1): 293 – 303.

13.Etusim, P. E; Okafor, E. E.; Nwachukwu, N. C.; Melariri, P. E. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2013). A study on antibacterial activities of Aloe vera leaves, stem and roots on some selected organisms. Journal of Biological Sciences and Bioconservation, 5(1): 52 – 59.

  1. Etusim, P. E; Uwom, K. U., Melariri, P. E.; Ibe. O. O. andOgbonnaya, C. I. (2013). A study on the toxicity of the ethanol extract of Moringaoleifera seed oil on Simulium larvae. Journal of Biological Sciences and Bioconservation, 5(1): 86 – 91.
  2. Ezeibekwe, I. O. ;Ogbonnaya, C. I.; Unanma, C. I. N. and Osuala, O. M (2009). Proximate analysis and composition of edible mushroom in parts of Southeast Nigeria.Report and Opinion, 1(4): 32 – 36
  3. Ezeibekwe, I. O. ;Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Onuoha, C. I. (2009). Poultry manure and growth and yield of maize (Zea mays L.). Report and Opinion, 1(4): 37 – 40
  4. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2008). Africa, ICT and the need for EU support: The Educational and Agricultural sector example. A paper presented at the Innovation for Development (I4D) Day. Eindhoven, The Netherlands, online http://www.stichtingoikos.nl/?nid=90510
  5. Nkaa, F. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2007). Effects of differential irrigation on physical and histochemical properties of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) grown in the field in Eastern Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Res., 2 (6): 252 – 260.
  6. Ukaoma, A. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2006). Effects of water stress on rhizobia species and nodulation on three strains of cowpea in south eastern Nigeria. Proceedings of the 40th Conference of the Agricultural Society of Nigeria, pp738 – 740.
  7. Ogbonnaya, C. I.,Nwalozie, M. C., Roy-Macauley, H. and Annerose, D.J.M. (1998). Growth and water relations of Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus L.) under water deficit on a sandy soil.Industrial Crops and Products, 8: 65-76
  8. Ogbonnaya, C. I., Roy-Macauley, H., Nwalozie, M. C. and Annerose, D. J. M. (1997). The Physical and histo-chemical properties of Kenaf (Hibiscus Cannabinus L.) grown under water deficit on a sandy soil. Industrial Crops and Products, 7: 9 – 18.
  9. Ogbonnaya, C. I.;Nwalozie, M. C.: Nwoke, B. E. B.: Asinobi, C. and Izuagba, B. A. (1994). Soil type and growth relationships in Moringaoleifera.Journal of Innovation in Life Sciences, 1(I): 105 – 112
  10. Ogbonnaya, C. I.;Nwalozie, M. C. and Asinobi, C. O. (1994). Studies on the allelopathic effects of leaf stem and stembark extracts on germination and seedling growth of Maize (Zea mays) groundnut (Arachis hypogea). Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology, 11: 10 – 16
  11. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1994). Growth and histochemical response of Gmelinaarborea to applications N and K and their combinations on oxisolic soil.Journal of Tropical Forest Science (Malaysia), 6 (4): 363 – 378.
  12. Nwalozie, M. C.; Onefeghara, F. A.; Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Madubuike, F. N. (1994). Morphogenetic variations in cowpea leaves in response to treatments of aqueous extracts of Cassia alata. Journal of Herbs, Species and Medicinal Plants, 2 (3): 33 – 39
  13. Okoro, O.; Ogbonnaya, C. I., Nwalozie, M. C.; Bamidele, Z. and Durugbo, E. U. (1994). Presence of allelochemicals in the cashew apple juice.Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology, 11: 28 – 32
  14. Nwalozie, M. C. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1994). Growth and yield properties in a cowpea genotype subjected to planned water-deficit irrigation. Delta Agriculturist, 1 (2) : 63 – 67.
  15. Nwalozie, M. C.; Ogbonnaya, C. I.; Oji, O. and Nwokeji, N. E. (1994). Genotypic differences in root growth of cowpea cultivars in drying soil compared with moist soil columns. Nigerian Journal of Biotechnology, 11: 17 – 27.
  16. Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Kinako, P. D. S. (1993). Effects of nitrogen sources on growth and nutrient uptake of G. arboreaRoxb.Seedlings on latosolic soil.Tree Physiology (Canada), 12: 291 – 299
  17. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1993). Effects of nitrogen sources on the wood properties of G. arborea relevant to pulp and paper production. Forest Ecology and management (Netherlands), 56: 211 – 223.
  18. Nwoke, B. E. B.; Nwalozie, M. C.; Ogbonnaya, C. I.;Nwoke, E. A.; Nduka, F. O. and Asinobi, C. O. (1993). Aflatoxin and human diseases. 2. Malaria. Medicare, 5 (9): 7 – 9.
  19. Ogbonnaya C. I.;Nwalozie, M. C and Nwaigbo, L. C. (1992). Growth and wood properties of Gmelinaarborea seedlings grown under five soil moisture regimes.  American Journal of Botany, 79(2): 128 – 132.
  20. Nwalozie, M. C.; Ogbonnaya, C. I.; Mgbemena, C. and Oji, O. (1992) The effect of moisture content on germination and growth of Bambara groundnut (Vignaunguiculata) seedlings on two moisture regimes. Food legume Newsletter (Australia), 16: 2 – 3
  21. Nwalozie, M. C.; Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Ononiwu, F. N. (1992). Effects of hydration on growth of cowpea (Vignaunguiculata).Seedlings on two soil moisture regimes.Delta Agriculturist, 1 (1): 60 – 65
  22. Ogbonnaya, C. I. and Kinako. P. D. S. (1992). Effects of deficiency of macronutrients (N. P. K) and lime on growth and nutrient uptake of Gmelinaarborea seedlings on latosolic soil.Nigerian Journal of Crop, Soil Science & Forestry, 2(7) : 93 – 104.
  23. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1992). N and P nutrition of Gmelinaarborea seedlings on latosolic soil I, Effects of N and P fertilizers and their combinations on growth and physical properties.Pertanika (Malaysia), 15 (3)
  24. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1992). N and P nutrition of G. arborea seedlings on latosolic soil. 2. Effects of N and P fertilizers and their combinations on histo – chemical properties.  Pertanika, 15 (3): 207 – 216
  25. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1992). Alternative medicine – Science of Igbo traditional medicine.Medicare, 5 (4): 1 – 9.
  26. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1992). Physiological and histo – chemical studies on Gmelinaarborea seedlings.Nigerian Journal of Botany, 5: 219 – 229
  27. Nwoke, B. E. B.; Ogbonnaya, C. I.;Nwalozie, M. C.; Onyeagba, R. A. and Nduka, F. O. (1992). Aflatoxin and human diseases. I. Kwashiorkor. Medicare, 5(6): 20 – 24
  28. Kinako, P. D. S. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1992). Effects of omission of macronutients and lime on wood physical and histological properties of Gmelinaarborea seedlings relevant to pulp and paper production.Discovery and Innovations, 4(1): 103 – 109
  29. Ogbonnaya, C. I.; Nwalozie, M. C AND Nwaigbo, L. C. (1991). Ecophysiological studies on the growth of Milne–redhead (Emilia praetermissa) in both South Eastern Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Weed Science, 4: 27 – 33.
  30. Sharma, B. M. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1990). Growth analysis of Setariabarbata(Lam) Kunth in S. W. Nigeria.Zazaniology (Greece) 2: 191 – 196
  31. Kinako, P. D. S and Ogbonnaya. C. I. (1990). Propagule size and seedling growth relationship in GmelinaarboreaRoxb.Discovery and Innovation (African Academy of Sciences), 2: 89 – 92.
  32. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1988). Aspects of the autecology of Tridaxprocumbens, a prevalent weed of crop land S. E. Nigerian.  Nigerian Journal of Weed Science, 1 : 83 – 89
  33. Sharma, B. M., and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1986). Ecophysiological studies of Foxtail grass – Setariabarbata (Lam.) Kunth. Egyptian Journal of Physiology, 13: 1 – 10.

Paper in Published Conference Proceedings

  1. Diouf, O.; Nwalozie, M. C., Ogbonnaya, C. I., Roy-Macauley, H. and Annerose, D. J. M. (1998). Population Density and Planting Date Effects on the Performance of yam bean (Pachyrhizuserosus L.) in the semi-arid Senegal (pp. 333 – 334).  In: The proc. Of the 5th Congress of the European Society for Agronomy, Nitra, Slovakia (27 June – 2 July, 1998).
  2. Sharma, B. M, and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1988). Morphological, phytosociological and habitat studies of Setariabarbata (Lam.) Kunth in S. E. Nigeria, (pp. 181 – 184). Proceeding of the Third International Raneland Congress, New Delhi, India.
  3. Nwaigbo, L. C. and Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1988). Trees, food and rural development in Nigeria:  An agro-forestry synthesis (pp.495 – 506).  In: Roles and paradigms in Rural Development of Nigeria (U. Igbozurikeet al., Eds).  Karto press, Owerri, Nigeria.
  4. Ogbonnaya, C. I.;Nwalozie, M. C. and Nwaigbo, L. C. (1990). Vegetative propagation of “Okazi” (Gnetumafricanum); A multipurpose vegetable in S. E. Nigeria (pp. 33 – 39).  In: Proceedings of the national Conference on Development (A. Anyanwu, ed.)
  5. Mbagwu, F. N., Ogbonnaya, C. I.,Umeoka, N. and Edoki, N. (2016). Effects of indole 3-acetic acid (IAA) on the vegetative propagation and phytochemical properties of bushbuck (GongronemalatifoliumBenth. Journal of Food Science and Technology (In press).

Technical Reports

  1. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2010). ‘’Yam Agricultural, Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Systems, Southeast Nigeria: A Case Study. The Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Netherlands
  2. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2010). ‘’Review of the Outreach and Impact of Selected CTA Projects, Products and Services (INFOIR 2) – Nigeria’’. Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Netherlands.
  3. Ogbonnaya, C. I., R. Mbakwe and M. C. Nwalozie (1998). Pre-commercial thinning and pulp and paper quality relationships in Gmelinaarborea stands in Bende Forest Reserve, Nigeria. A Technical Report of a research grant by the African Academy of Science under her Capacity Building in Forestry Research.African Academy of Science, Kenya.
  4. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1997). Re-vegetation of degraded lands in south-east Nigeria with modulating and mycorrhizal leguminous trees.  A Technical Report of a Research Visit to EMBRAPA/CNPAB, Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, under The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Associate Membership Scheme in Collaboration with the Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq). Serepaedica, Brazil.
  5. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1996). Effects of water stress on physiological and histo – chemical properties of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.)  relevant to pulp and paper production.  A Technical Report of a Research Visit at the Centre d’Etude Regional pourI’Amelioration de I’Adaptation a la Secheresse (Ceraas, Bambey, Senegal).
  6. Asoluka, C., Ogbonnaya, C. I., Njoku, J. E., Nwoke, B. E. B. and Obiaraeri, N. (2007). Policy Thrust of New Face of Imo: A Logical Framework/Action. Imo State Planning and Economic Dev. Commission, Owerri, Nigeria.
  7. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2009). A Review of the Outreach and Impact of Selected CTA Projects, Products and Services (INFOIR 2) – Nigeria. Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Netherlands.
  8. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2010). The Yam Agricultural, Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Systems, Southeast Nigeria: Report of a Case Study. Submitted to the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation (CTA), The Netherlands. Project No. 3 – 7 – 33 – 303 – 9.
  9. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2010). Government White Paper Publication on ’The Visitation Panel into the into the Affairs of Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, from May 2005 – May 2009. Office of the Secretary to the Imo State Government, Government Press, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

Published Keynote Addresses /Public Lectures

  1. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2015). The Role of Church in Education in Nigeria. A Lead Paper delivered at the Maiden Okigwe Education Summit & the Inauguration of the Diocesan Education Trust Fund. Cathedral of Immaculate Conception Podium, Okigwe, Imo State, Nigeria. October 3, 2015.
  2. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2004). ‘’Honour to Whom Honour is Due: Obowu Attitude Thereto’’, Ezumezu Obowu Festival Lecturer 2004, Otoko, Obowu LGA Headquarters, Imo State. 20 August, 2004.
  3. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1992). The impact of rural development and the role of Obowo elite. An invited paper delivered at the 4th Annual Get-together of Obowo Indigenous Teachers Association (OITA), 20 August, 1992
  4. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (1992). Youth Delinquency in the Contemporary Nigerian Society and Remedies.  An invited paper presented at the Youth Seminar organized by Okigwe Diocesan Catholic Youth Council, 6 April, 1992.

65. Ogbonnaya, C. I. (2010). ‘’Akwuhaaaluhaa’’ (Unity and Proper Alignment are Strength): The Obowu Experience. Being a lecture delivered at the 2010 Ezumezu Obowu ‘IriJi’ Festival Lecturer Series, 20 August 2010 at Otoko, Obowu LGA Headquarters, Imo State.